Hibs moves forward with new structure amid movement in recruiting department


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With general manager Ben Kensell and head coach Jack Ross ready to work together to run the affairs of the first team and a yet-to-be appointed academy director responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of the youth and development sector, attention turned to the club’s recruiting service.

While Graeme Mathie will not be replaced after he leaves as sporting director, new faces are expected to be tasked with traveling the world in search of talent that can help Hibs take their level to the next level.

The Evening newspaper understands that while no appointments have yet been made official, Ian Gordon – the son of owner Ron Gordon – is being considered for a role in the new structure as the club explores various avenues to strengthen its recruiting department.

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Gordon, who was instrumental in bringing US internationalist Chris Mueller to Easter Road from Orlando City as part of a pre-contract deal, assisted Hibs from his Charleston base in his role as technical scout over the past two years and may step up efforts as part of the redesign.

He has extensive knowledge of markets outside the UK and has also worked closely with Hibs partner club Charleston Battery.

One person who will not be involved in the new-look structure is Ivan Kepčija.

Former Croatian-born Legia Warsaw and Hajduk Split sporting director partnered with the capital club in July, with an official statement announcing he would lead recruiting processes, but Kepčija left his post and is no longer involved in the club.

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